Don't Let the R & D Tax Credit Slip Away

Publication Date: September 2010

Publisher: National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)

Author(s): Pamela Villarreal; Michael Barba

Research Area: Business

Keywords: taxes; tax credit; R&D tax credit

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Prior to the 1970s, there were barriers to foreign investment, such as laws limiting ownership of U.S. corporations. As trade barriers fell in the 1970s and the economies of countries in North America, Europe and Asia became more integrated, U.S. policymakers focused on incentives to attract foreign investment.